Visa free travel between Ukraine and North Macedonia is effective from December 22.

"[Travelling] to North Macedonia without visas is now on an ongoing basis: both short- and long-term (immigration) visas have been canceled," State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Zayats said on Twitter.

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The agreement provides for liberalization of travel rules for citizens of North Macedonia and Ukraine without visas if the duration of their stay does not exceed 90 days for each 180-day period.

As UNIAN reported, Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports can make tourist trips to the EU countries for up to 90 days no more than once every six months. EU visa-free travel was introduced from June 11, 2017, as part of the liberalization of the visa regime with the EU.

Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers in the next five years intends to expand the list of countries allowing visa-free visits. It is planned that in 2020 the term of visa-free stay of Ukrainian citizens in Argentina will be increased, the existing regime of trips to Mexico will be simplified, and the relevant negotiations with the UK, the Republic of Korea, Canada, Japan, Australia and other countries will be completed.